Description : The physical map of Kosovo showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Kosovo Facts and
is situated in Southeast Europe and shares its borders
with Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania. Pristina
is the capital and the languages spoken are Albanian,
Serbian, Bosniak and Turkish.
The country is surrounded by mountain ranges: the Sharr
Mountains, the Kopaonik Mountains as well as the
Gjeravica (2,656 m), the highest mountain in the land.
The central area is an expanse of hills and two large
plains stretching from the west to the east.
Pristina offers a national museum, theatre and art
gallery. There are also several historical mosques, such
as Mbretit and Pirinaz, and the Serbian Church of St
Nicholas with its rich iconostasis.
Peja is also worth a visit, a historical town with the
backdrop of dominating mountains with a magnificent
gorge over the Bisrica River. This is the ancestral home
of the Mediaeval Serbian Orthodox church.
Near pristina Gračanica encloses a famous Orthodox
monastery founded in 1321, situated near the ruins of
the ancient Illyrian city of Ulpiana. Prizren is a small
town home to Kosovo’s well preserved Orthodox monastery,
Visoki Dečani, built in 1335.
Kosovo has a mild continental climate with cold, snowy
winters and warm summers. May and September are the best
months to visit.